Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit anonymously?

The submission form has an option that allows you to submit your work anonymously.

Do I have to submit a picture of myself?

Submitting a picture of yourself is not compulsory.

Do I have to submit a biography?

Yes, we request you send us an author biography that is around 2–3 sentences. How much you decide to disclose in your biography is entirely up to you.

How long do I have to wait for a response to my submission?

We request you wait at least two weeks after submissions close before sending another email.

Do you charge a submission fee?

We do not charge submission fees.

Do you pay contributors?

We do not currently pay contributors. Please see our About page for more information.

Will The Selkie own the rights to my work?

No, contributors retain their rights and can ask The Selkie to remove their work from the website. Contributors can also submit their work to other publications, however, we advise you to inform that publication that your work has previously been published in The Selkie.